Science & Society

  1. Math

    Here’s why mathematicians are so interested in cake cutting

    The question of how to fairly divide resources attracts game theorists, computer scientists, economists, legal experts and more.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Scientists grow humanized kidneys in pig embryos

    The work represents an important advance in the methods needed to grow humanized kidneys, hearts, and pancreases in animals.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Mexican virologist Susana López Charretón uncovered rotaviruses’ secrets

    Knowledge of the complex dance between virus and host cell has led to the development of life-saving vaccines.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Health risks can persist at least 2 years after COVID-19, new data suggest

    U.S. veterans who tested positive for COVID-19 in 2020 remain at higher risk for many long COVID conditions, from heart disease to gastrointestinal issues.

  5. Physics

    How to run a marathon in under two hours

    Running between other people reduces air resistance. A new study identifies optimal positioning of such drafting formations. Watch out, marathon records.

  6. Climate

    Nature’s changing colors makes climate change visible

    The world’s color palette is shifting in response to climate change. Seeing these changes in nature firsthand is a powerful communication tool.

  7. Health & Medicine

    ‘Blight’ warns that a future pandemic could start with a fungus

    ‘The Last of Us’ is fiction, but the health dangers posed by fungi are real, a new book explains.

  8. Humans

    Human embryo replicas have gotten more complex. Here’s what you need to know

    Lab-engineered human embryo models created from stem cells provide a look at development beyond the first week. But they raise ethical questions.

  9. Psychology

    Time in nature or exercise is touted for happiness. But evidence is lacking

    A review of hundreds of studies finds limited strong scientific evidence to support many common recommendations for leading a happier life.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Iron deficiency goes unnoticed in too many U.S. female adolescents

    Low iron causes problems from dizziness to severe anemia. It’s time to reevaluate screening guidelines to catch the problem earlier, an expert argues.

  11. Animals

    Explore the past, present and future of ‘Eight Bears’

    The book invites readers to meet the eight species of bears left on Earth and looks at how humans are shaping their future, for better or for worse.

  12. Psychology

    ‘Fires in the Dark’ illuminates how great healers ease mental suffering

    Kay Redfield Jamison’s new book examines approaches used throughout history to restore troubled minds and broken spirits.